GameStop has been repairing, reselling red-ringed Xbox 360s since 2009

By Shawn Knight
Jan 12, 2015
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  1. The Xbox 360 remains a favorite among millions of gamers even nearly 10 years after its November 2005 debut. Unfortunately for Microsoft and buyers alike, the console was plagued by a high failure rate over an issue that became known...

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  2. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 990   +90

    Well that's better refurbishing that they usually do.
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  3. Hexic

    Hexic TS Addict Posts: 272   +127

  4. j05hh

    j05hh TS Booster Posts: 138   +22

    "Repaired systems are then sold as refurbished and can fetch close to its original price"
    wow.. ripped off much?
  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,430   +2,822

    Ask yourself this.
    1. Which would be worse, filling our land fills with devices that can be used or actually using them?
    2. Which is worse the company creating devices that require repair or the repair technician who makes a living fixing the crap that shouldn't have broken to begin with?
  6. Does gamestop offer a warranty on their refurbished consoles? That's they only way I can see justifying selling the consoles back at near full price UNLESS their method is a permanent fix for that particular issue of red rings. Otherwise, if the problem can happen once it can happen again. Unless this some one time fix or close to it, it's worse than selling a faulty console that at least has a warranty. Otherwise it's just a temporarily fixed but still faulty console...

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